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Use Direct Deposit

  • Your pay goes straight into your bank account.
  • No waiting in line at the bank drive-thru, idling your car and releasing dangerous ozone-depleting emissions.
  • Your money is always there on payday, even when you're on vacation.
  • To sign up for direct deposit,visit employee self-service at using your secure login and password. Click on the Pay and Taxes tab and then on Direct Deposit. Then follow the screen prompts to Add your direct deposit information.

Direct Deposit Facts

  • It's convenient. You don't have to go to the bank to cash your check.
  • It's safe. No more lost, stolen or misplaced checks. (Did you know that nearly 4 million paychecks are lost or stolen each year?)
  • It's reliable. Your money will be available the morning of the payment or sooner.
  • It saves time. Did you know that people spend as much as 24 hours each year waiting in line to cash their paychecks?
  • You can get your paycheck even when you are out sick or out of town – reassured that the checks you've written will clear.
  • It helps you manage your money. You can usually have your paycheck deposited directly into more than one account (such as a checking and a savings account), thus helping you set up a savings plan.

But, according to NACHA-The Electronic Payments Association, the most important reason of all to use Direct Deposit is that it benefits all of us –consumers, companies and the country. Thirty years of success prove that Direct Deposit is safe, confidential, and allows you to easily manage your finances.

Standard Mileage Rates for 2014

R-2013-95, Dec. 6, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2014 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2014, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

  • 56 cents per mile for business miles driven.
  • 23.5 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes.
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations.

The business, medical, and moving expense rates decrease one-half cent from the 2013 rates.  The charitable rate is based on statute.

The standard mileage rate for business is based on an annual study of the fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile. The rate for medical and moving purposes is based on the variable costs.

Taxpayers always have the option of calculating the actual costs of using their vehicle rather than using the standard mileage rates.

A taxpayer may not use the business standard mileage rate for a vehicle after using any depreciation method under the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) or after claiming a Section 179 deduction for that vehicle. In addition, the business standard mileage rate cannot be used for more than four vehicles used simultaneously.

These and other requirements for a taxpayer to use a standard mileage rate to calculate the amount of a deductible business, moving, medical, or charitable expense are in Rev. Proc. 2010-51 (.pdf). Notice 2013-80 contains the standard mileage rates, the amount a taxpayer must use in calculating reductions to basis for depreciation taken under the business standard mileage rate, and the maximum standard automobile cost that a taxpayer may use in computing the allowance under a fixed and variable rate plan.